Some more sophisticated hotels in the High Atlas are located in or around Ouirgane, Lalla Takerkoust, and Ourika, which are quickly becoming sought-after refuges from the sometimes excessive stimulation of Morocco's cities. There are a couple of stunning kasbahs around Imlil. Most other lodging in the region consists of inexpensive gîtes (backpackers' refuges). Heterosexual couples staying
in private homes while trekking will be assumed to be married. It's best not to disabuse your hosts of their assumptions. If one member of the heterosexual couple is Moroccan, a marriage certificate is likely to be required.
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